January 14, 2017

My new Harry Potter inspired Journal for 2017

Hello everyone,

I just recently moved into a new journal and I thought I should share my new journal with you before I actually start writing in it :)

So my journal of choice this time is The Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Journal by insights!


As you can see in the video, I already own The Harry Potter Hogwarts Journal by insights about which I already wrote a short blog post a couple of months ago.

Does anyone of you also own a Harry Potter journal or plan do buy one?

Thanks for watching!

Yours
Uta

January 11, 2017

Simple Booklet [Tutorial]

Hello everyone,

today I want to share with you a simple A5 booklet I made just recently:


I used the following materials to craft it:
  • Scrapbooking paper for the cover
  • D-C-Fix foil for the cover
  • 5 sheets of simple printer paper for the pages
  • Thread for the binding
  • A drop of glue

I had all these things already lying around so I did not have to by anything for this project.

So here're the instructions:

1. Take some scrapbooking paper in the size of the sheets of paper you intent to use for the pages. This will become the cover. Fold it in half. Also fold the sheets of paper in half.


2. Cut out a piece of d-c-fix foil which should be slightly bigger in size than the cover. Then put the foil onto the cover.


4. Cut the foil around the edges and the spine as shown in the picture below.


5. Then fold the foil over all around. It might be a bit hard to properly fold it, a ruler or bone folder might help.


6. Use a needle or peak to make little holes into the spine of the cover. I used a peak as you can see and I decided to make a tiny hole every cm (2.5 cm are about 1 inch). Afterwards do the same with the sheets of paper.


7. Using thread and a needle, sew along the spine through the cover as well as every sheet of paper. Simply go up and down, up and down,... until the end of the spine....


...then turn around and sew all the way back.


8. Tie a small knot to secure the binding. I also put a small drop of glue onto the knot to make sure it does not unravel.


And that's it!

Let me know what you think about the tutorial! And in case you are actually making some booklets for yourself using it, let me know as well, I'd love to see your results :)

Happy crafting, everyone!

Yours
Uta

January 8, 2017

Bullet Journal Calendar Setup for 2017

Hello everyone,

at the end of December I finally took care of the basic setup of my 2017 bullet journal for work. This basic setup mostly consist of some calendar overviews. Check out the video below to see what I'm talking about...


Thanks for stopping by!

Yours
Uta

January 4, 2017

January 2017 Planner Setup

Hello everyone,

it's 2017 and I finally moved into my new planner! Well, I actually already moved into it in the last week of December but don't tell anyone ;)

I decided to decorate and set up my planner month per month. So during the last days of December I took on January. And this is the result:


I stuck to a quite simple and clean design with just a bit of color here and there as well as some simple stickers. The theme is clearly Winter.
Besides birthdays and certain appointments you can also find some moon related icons in there. That's because just recently I got myself a moon calendar for 2017 and am planning to integrate a few of the recommendations from it into my daily life. If you want to read some more about it, keep reading. If not, feel free to stop here :)

Alright, so you decided to keep on reading. Well, here we go...

First of all I divided the days of January based on the zodiac signs into root, flower, leaf and fruit days.
Root Days: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Leaf Days: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Flower Days: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Fruit Days: Aries, Leo Sagittarius

Now together with the actual moon phase on a certain day (waning, waxing, new, full) there are special recommendations of what to do and what not to do during a special period of time. Here are a couple of examples without going too much into great detail:
Example 1: Air your rooms thoroughly on flower and fruit days. Air just quickly on leaf and root days.
Example 2: The waning moon phase is perfect for cleansing masks. The waxing moon phase on the other hand is perfect for regenerating masks.
Example 3: On flower days you should pay extra attention to your hydration, especially between 3PM and 7PM.

I decided it would be too much to put all that information into the monthly layout. So I just noted down which kind of day it is, the moon phase and a tiny window icon which indicates either air thoroughly or air quickly. Further information will be available in the weekly overviews where it actually says "cleansing mask", "avoid fatty foods", etc.

Alright, so far so good. Let me know whether you are interested in my moon calendar and what else you would like to see/read about concerning my 2017 planner!

Until next time...

Yours
Uta


December 28, 2016

See you in 2017!!!

Hi everyone,

I'm just quickly poppin' in to let you all know that Paper, Wool & Yarn will take a little holiday-related break. We will be back on the 4th of January 2017 :)

Until then...

Happy New Year!

Yours
Uta